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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Cost of living is cheap with great pay and benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits and bonus opportunities (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Tech"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, affordable benefits, good paid time off package

    Cons

    Bad management, shift work, change of schedule at any time, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, be more encouraging to people since they are there more than they are home.


  2. "every thing is great"

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    Former Employee - Metallurgical Engineer in Silver City, NM
    Former Employee - Metallurgical Engineer in Silver City, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company! Good salary, great benefits, nice environment, ...

    Cons

    Working at mining industry is quite a bit stressful

  3. "Sr. Quality Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Prescott, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Prescott, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits including safety and production bonuses. Low cost housing available in company town. Excellent place to work for someone with an engineering degree.

    Cons

    Industry highly susceptible to world markets. Location over 60 miles from nearest amenities. Willingness to relocate necessary to achieve greatest promotion rate.

    Advice to Management

    Management should stick mining rather than expanding to oil and gas. Freeport was a first rate mining company and they are a low rate energy company.


  4. "Operator II"

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    Current Employee - Operator II in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Operator II in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, benefits. A lot of days off if you like shift work.

    Cons

    Micromanagers, no promotional opportunities unless you have a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and look for potential within the company. Hire supervision within the company and with actual experience. A diploma isn't everything.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Haul Truck Driver"

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    Former Employee - Haul Truck Driver in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Haul Truck Driver in Morenci, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The haul truck driving program was alright at first then about 6 months to about 1 year on the job was beginning to be way to repetitive and therefore became very monotonous so after almost 9 years on the same job I said to heck with this same old routine over and over , so I had finally had enough and I said goodbye to Freeport MacMoRan Inc.

    Cons

    to many eyes and ears on you and everybody else you had better watch what you say to anybody no matter who and how you say it as well and if you don't be careful then you could be seeing the Gate out , for good and you do not want to be black balled either so you will watch in you talk to and in what manner that you say what you say or you are Done !!!

    Advice to Management

    My Advice to management is definitely at all not to run any company like a Dictatorship but be strict and to the point but do not get so full of power, and overbearing with endless rules of do's and don'ts because all you do then is cause endless strife and tension in the air, so bad then no one will want to work for any company who runs it Like a Drill Sgt, From the U.S. ARMY your company is not a department of defense but rather a company who wants to make his employees feel good about themselves and yes be firm and strict but do not treat your employees like a bunch Robots and Followers, and always threating them at every whim. when they do good give them some praise and show them some gratitude, instead of always crying and complaining, and finding things wrong but rather find the things that they do right Too.


  6. "Trying to appeal to new talent but needs to do more."

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent entry-level positions and salaries.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities limited to time in service.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep talent, provide promotional incentives, raises, and bonuses.


  7. "Great Organization. Challenging business climate."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good development opportunities. Good Benefits and Total Cash Compensation. The Company seems to genuinely try to do the right thing for its Employees, Shareholders and Communities that it operates in. When the company is doing well they bonuses are very generous.

    Cons

    Excess oversight. Multiple layers of Management and Oversight in some areas. Organization took on excessive debt to purchase Oil & Gas a few years back and are now paying the price. When commodity prices are low(right now) the business take a hit.

  8. "Started Off Great"

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    Current Employee - Metallurgist I in Parshall, CO
    Current Employee - Metallurgist I in Parshall, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good 401k (match up to 5% on top of automatic extra 5% company contribution), health, vision, and dental benefits
    -Opportunity for progression
    -Most top site management are helpful and genuinely good people

    Cons

    -Progression basically requires you to move sites every other year
    -Not the best locations in Arizona
    -Heavy middle-management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, great pay."

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    Former Employee - OM3 in Green Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - OM3 in Green Valley, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Company is dedicated to making the work place as safe as possible. The safety culture is the best I have ever experienced.

    Cons

    Too much work politics. Management puts bottom line before employees. Front line management needs to keep in mind that employees are the heart and soul of production.

    Advice to Management

    Practice Guiding Principles. Your employees are your biggest assets.


  10. "Metallurgical Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with and working environment. I was able to get good experience in a relevant field for engineers.

    Cons

    Sometimes I was bored and they had a hard time finding things for me to do. The industry is a mix of high tech and low tech stuff which can get hard to deal with


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